Written by William Shakespeare
- Unabridged Dramatized Fiction - 2 COMPACT DISCS
- 1.5 hours
Publisher, Penguin Audiobooks (December 2005)
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Antipholus of Syracuse is played by David Tennant, Antipholus of Ephesus by Brendan Coyle, Alan Cox and Jason O'Mara are the two Dromios, while Niamh and Sorchas Cusack play Adriana and Luciana.
Young Antipholus of Syracuse is searching the world for his identical twin brother, separated from him at birth. With him is his servant Dromio, who lost his twin brother at the same time. The pair arrive in Ephesus where, unbeknownst to them, their twins are living.
Who's who – and why is not knowing so funny? Join the fun of one of the Bard's earlier plays, a wonderful, festive, witty, and distinctly farcical case of mistaken identity, set in and around the markets of Ephesus. Theater of Comedy at its best.
Antipholus of Syracuse - David Tennant
Antipholus of Ephesus - Brendan Coyle
Dromio of Syracuse - Alan Cox
Dromio of Ephesus - Jason O'Mara
Adriana - Niamh Cusack
Luciana - Sorcha Cusack
Egeon - Trevor Peacock
Duke of Ephesus - Dermot Crowley
Abbess - Helen Ryan
Courtesan - Pauline McLynn
Angelo - Lloyd Hutchinson
First Merchant - Robert Donovan
Second Merchant - Robert Patterson
Balthazar - Tom Farrelly
Luce - Donna Ansley
Creative Director: Clive Brill graduated from Oxford University and then joined the BBC where he worked for 12 years as director, producer, and commissioning editor. In 1996, he left the BBC to develop and direct the Arkangel Shakespeare project. He directed all 38 plays, which star many of today's finest actors. He is a co-director of Pacificus Productions in London, which produces drama across all media.
The Arkangel Complete Shakespeare is one of the most ambitious undertakings in recent recording history. All thirty-eight of Shakespeare's plays, uncut, fully-dramatized and accompanied by original music, are brought to life by the voices of many of the most distinguished actors presently performing in British Film and Theatre.